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Antivirus solution for Win2k

What is the best antivirus solution for Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server? I have 60 workstations.

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Most major antivirus vendors offer the same solutions, only in different packages. Some major features you should look for are:

  • Central Management of all devices to allow easy signature/software updates.
  • Supported advanced NT specific features. Exchange and SQL always cause issues due to performance factors.
  • Quick virus signature updates or quick response to real-world events. Updates should be the same time the virus is discovered, otherwise the product is useless.
  • Either remote or local administrative control.

    Before I simply suggest one vendor over another, I will recommend you develop business requirements, then look for the product. Once a valid set of business requirements is accomplished, I suggest looking at www.mcafee.com or www.symantic.com. These are, more or less, the leaders at this time.

    Answers to questions such as these are not always simply providing a product name, but instead reviewing the procedures, features and requirements.


    This was first published in September 2001

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